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  • Summary: Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game in which players assume the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the worldFriday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game in which players assume the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you. Friday the 13th: The Game will strive to give every single player the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the man who cannot be killed. Each and every gameplay session will give you an entirely new chance to prove if you have what it takes not only to survive, but to best the most prolific killer in cinema history, a slasher with more kills than any of his rivals. Meanwhile, Jason will be given an array of abilities to track, hunt and kill his prey. Stalk from the shadows, scare your targets and kill them when the time is right in as brutal a fashion as you can imagine. Take control of the legendary killer that is Jason Voorhees and terrify those unfortunate enough to cross your path. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. May 31, 2017
    85
    Overall the game is beyond simplistic, but perhaps that's for the best. Overcomplicating things might have made it less fun in the grand scheme of things, and while I can't say for certain if I'll be playing this game a year from now, I do know I can affectionately call it my frightening summer fling for multiplayer. Illfonics has set the stage, it's time for them to keep improving upon this great idea, and for other companies to take the hint and follow in their footsteps. This is asymmetric multiplayer at its most addicting, and horror in one of its purest forms.
  2. May 31, 2017
    80
    A truly unique experience, unlike any other multiplayer game you’ve played (certainly a cut above other asymmetrical titles), where cooperation, wits and sometimes ruthless murder are what it takes to survive. Be wary of this game if only for its propensity to hook you. Jason has sunk his pickaxe into me, and he's not letting go, ensuring I will be playing Friday the 13th: The Game extensively for the considerable future.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    70
    Friday the 13th does not overflow with content, but is rich enough to generate varied memories (unlike Dead by Daylight, another example of asymmetrical multiplayer). What it needs to become a truly worthwhile game is some more polish. [08/2017, p.76]
  4. May 29, 2017
    60
    Players can absolutely see the incredible potential of Friday the 13th: The Game. When the game works without issue, it provides a fantastic, tense experience unlike other asymmetrical horror games on the market. It could just be so much better. Polishing off the bugs and expanding with additional content and modes would turn this into a title that becomes a longstanding favorite rather than something folks play for a hot minute before moving onto the next Early Access multiplayer title.
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    60
    Cult series done pretty well into the game. The fun is almost instant, but it also disappears as quickly. If there were more possibilities and environments, perhaps one would stay there longer. For a few plays the game serves fine, but not many players will return very often. Impression is also corrupted by obsolete visuals and technical issues.
  6. Jun 7, 2017
    60
    Friday the 13th: The Game has a lot of potential, but it's an incomplete game with only one mode and without the single player campaign. Right now it's afflicted by many bugs and glitches and it needs a lot of support and polishing.
  7. Jun 3, 2017
    40
    These shortcomings and ongoing server issues aren't easily overlooked, and work against what promise Friday the 13th shows. As of now, a week after launch, it's short on content and performs poorly all around, especially on consoles. The story goes that the developers weren't prepared for amount of people who wanted to jump on day one, but that does little to assuage players who were convinced that they were paying for a finished product. Despite showing potential that may one day be realized, Friday the 13th comes across as an unfinished game that shouldn't have been released in its current state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 55
  2. Negative: 28 out of 55
  1. May 31, 2017
    10
    Ok so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the FridayOk so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the Friday the 13th movies I must say this game is one big fat sexy LOVE LETTER to the film franchise. They absolutely NAILED just about everything you can think of. Jason's design and infliction of terror are absolute PERFECTION. Playing as a counseler makes you feel as helpless, weak, and sometimes stupid as one of the characters in the movies. Why do people think that is a bad thing? This game isn't meant to be competitive per se...it's meant for a bloody good time. And that is most certainly is. Some games play out like a little mini movie and those make for some of the most tense, engaging, and surreal bit of gameplay I've experienced since the first Left 4 Dead game. Thumbs up to illfonic and gun media for making this fanboy super happy! Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    I love Friday the 13th: The Game but..I got a MAC and i can't play it on MAC because its a windows kinda game. I would love for it to become aI love Friday the 13th: The Game but..I got a MAC and i can't play it on MAC because its a windows kinda game. I would love for it to become a MAC game as well please. If not..thats fine. I would just love to play it again. Expand
  3. May 31, 2017
    9
    The game is fun. Yes, there was some server issues on launch but nothing that hasn't happened before on bigger games. People complain thatThe game is fun. Yes, there was some server issues on launch but nothing that hasn't happened before on bigger games. People complain that this should have been resolved during beta, how is that possible when there wasn't 75k people playing in the beta? The devs have not only been working on fixing the issues but they have been very transparent and providing updates. Expand
  4. May 29, 2017
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First of all – I'm not a hater, I've pre oredered the game five months ago, and after so many excitements it's time for my opinion.

    So After 10 hours in the game – I can say fully that Friday the 13th is one of the my dissapionmets of 2017. even more then Outlast 2. And I'll explain it with eveything.

    Firstly, the benefits. There are 3 maps, and they are huge with a lot to explore in each house. The ways of escaping are largers, you can call the police and wait a couple minutes for them to come, and you can find some pars of a car/boad and escape. there are many consulers and jasons but they are not pefect and I'll explain it later. the soundtrack is gorgoues as final for the benefits.

    now what about the cons? As a start – the graphic is terrible with so many unfinished places to take care of. There are many many many many many bugs and lags. the server crused me at least 7 times since I've begun to play. The animations' faces maybe funny but getting tired after a couple of times when Jason is running after me and I'm with a face of **** I've **** to do and a murder is after me'. now, this is fine, but it's happening even when Jason is not chasing me, and i'm opening a door with the same **** faces, jesus. oh yeah, the lags are very effectives in the game, when you open a door and the door is opening where your hands aren't there, the same goes when Jason grabs u. The thought of the way the fatalities are manage, are great, but when it actually done (in actual fact) it looks so awful. the delay of the animation kills is a beginner developer and if you think it's like Mortal Kombat X, it's not even close. The 'Tommy Jarvis' charactor isn't special at all. the only differences btw u and him, is that he has a shoutgun with one bullet that isn't help much (even at all, when you nervous and aiming the gun against Jason who is closting to u, you'll notice that you won't harm him because u missed from stress) and is stealsh at 10, something that is good, but has for other chracators too. I've played more then like 70 or more matchs, and my chances of playing with Jason were all so less that I had more chance to win in the lotto. Some sad things: You cannot change anything in the keyboard and mouse settings. The developers aren't letting u until they'll release an update that letting you rebinding. You cannot run evn a little bit. If u run, your stamina goes down, and if you've wated all your stamina and Jason is chasing after u – your chances to get out alive is like I'll have more chances to play with Jason all the time – and it's not happening at all.

    This is just a taste of my fully review that will upload to our website.
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  5. Jun 18, 2017
    3
    I'm an original backer, and huge slasher-flick fan. This game has potential, but the devs are not listening. Bugs galore (although a newI'm an original backer, and huge slasher-flick fan. This game has potential, but the devs are not listening. Bugs galore (although a new patch has helped), horrible facial designs and graphics, troll players, exploits and missing content, promised at backing-stage. All issues I'm pointing out were GLARING during beta testing, however, they are just being addressed now -- weeks after the game release at a $40.00 price tag. They botched it, and while they may fix issues over time and do what they promised, the devs have destroyed their credibility with the community. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2019
    0
    Abanonware as the devs hide behind a legal dispute. It only prevents new additions, yet the devs refuse to do any work on the massive list ofAbanonware as the devs hide behind a legal dispute. It only prevents new additions, yet the devs refuse to do any work on the massive list of bugs that have been around since early Beta. If that were not bad enough, hackers rule what few servers are still running which the devs also refuse to do anything about. Expand
  7. May 28, 2017
    0
    This game is so boring. I don't think this game will have many players playing it in 5 or 6 months. The combat system is very poor andThis game is so boring. I don't think this game will have many players playing it in 5 or 6 months. The combat system is very poor and confusing. As conselor, you have always to fight in order to survive. This sucks for those who likes better to hide (you can't, cause Jason's superpowers sees wether you are behind a rock or tall grass). As Jason, it's kind ilogical you hit three or four times the counselor but they keep alive while you just get stuned by one hit of frying pan. I would give a nicer score if this game was cheaper, much cheaper. Basically, a tiresome and full of bugs game for high price. Expand

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